Hello one and all, I'm Will from Richmond, VA. I've been a proud Pentaxian for about two years, shooting with a K20D and a K-x after migrating over from the Olympus Four Thirds System.
I consider myself semi-pro; I have yet to organize my efforts into an actual business, but I've gathered enough recognition to be considered more than just an amateur. I learned everything I know by either figuring it out myself or by learning at my own pace, and I hope to learn a lot here as I work toward gradually dropping that "semi-" from what I consider myself as. :P
I have read that in USA, the average fast-food manager has a larger income than the average working photographer. The lesson is clear: run a McFood biz for money, shoot photos for the lulz. But masochists are always welcome here too. Enjoy!